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Celebrate American Craft Beer Week, May 12 - 18

From May 12th – 18th, the Brewers Association has called for the United States to “brewnite” under the common cause of craft beer. There will be a diverse spread of events throughout Pennsylvania and the city of Philadelphia to honor another successful year of domestic brewing. Check out and head to the events listed below, and if you know something we don’t, be sure to let us know on Facebook or Twitter. Cheers, America!

Wednesday, May 14

Yards Brew & Chew at Cavanaugh’s RittenhouseCavanaugh’s Rittenhouse will dedicate its monthly Brew & Chew to the beers of Yards Brewing. For $25, you’ll sample as much as you want of four different labels that will be paired with four different hors d’oeuvres from  7–9 PM. 

West Coast Night at Lucky’s Last Chance: 10 - 12 PM, PAYG

Thursday, May 15

Victory Brew Fest at Cactus Restaurant & Bar: The Victory Brewing Company will be hosting this beer fest from 7 - 9 PM, and pairing their brews with some of the southwestern fare from Cactus. Be sure to RSVP for this $25 event in order to enter the raffle drawing so you can go home with free stuff and a full belly.

Beatselecta Launch at The Plough & The Stars: 5-10, free

Friday, May 16

British Beer Tasting at The Victoria Freehouse: With four half pints and bar snacks for $15, 4 - 7 PM

S.I.P.A. (Sam India Pale Adams) at Grey Lodge Pub: With Rebel, Rye Galaxy, Third Voyage and more, 6 - 9 PM.

Saturday, May 17

9th Annual Wheat Beer Fest at South Philadelphia Tap Room: South Philly’s top block party is back for its ninth year. The barbecue will be manned by Chef Scott Schroeder, and there will be more than 30 different wheat beers to wash it all down from noon - 8 PM. The beers are all $3 and there will be a slew of live music to make this one helluva party.

Heavy Seas White Oak Firkin Tapping at Barcade: 12 PM to 2 AM, PAYG

Happening All Week

Smokin Betty’s: Threadless IPA $3 and Yuengling $2, 5 - 7 PM

Trestle Inn: Pouring new drafts from Original Sin Apple Cider, North Coast Pranqster, Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale, and Founders Porter


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